sábado, 22 de dezembro de 2012

Christmas Post

Madonna by Antonello da Messina
(source: commons.wikimedia.org)

During this time of year is common the collector of Christmas stamps review your collection. This year was really cool for my collection. 
The stamp on the side is one of several Christmas stamps I received from Courtney, who will always be remembered at Christmas. Because thanks to Courtney my Christmas collection got beautiful pieces, including FDCs. Helen, Sarah and Fabienne also sent me good stuff, but have not yet arrived.

I really like this stamp because is an example of how is possible to recreate the art on stamps, not merely reproduce the painting on paper, something very common today. 

A few days ago I found a blog is almost encyclopedic about Christmas stamps, check out: theosphilatelychristmas.

I wish all my friends Merry Christmas. God bless you all.

João

quarta-feira, 19 de dezembro de 2012

Double surprise from Australia


The first surprise...I had arranged an exchange on Helen, but she decided to surprise me and sent me a cover 12.12.12!!!



The second is that I received it yesterday (18.12.12)!!!

The time it took to arrive from Moreland (Australia) in São Paulo (Brazil) was 6 days: a Record of time in relation to the letters that I get from many countries.

I think 6 days an excellent time for the distance traveled, as it involves several steps logistical and security that I can not imagine, but there must be ... If we take half that time under the custody of the postal administration of each country (3 days each) is something very consistent with reality.


If that ever happen in deliveries on distances like this, maybe more people would use the mail to communicate. Therefore congratulations to Australia Post and Correios do Brasil!!!

Helen, once again thank you for the surprise.


domingo, 9 de dezembro de 2012

Philatelic news from Brazil

Brazilian fauna
A recent issue of Brazil shows to the world two feline species of native Brazilian fauna: Gato-mourisco (Puma yagouaroundi) and Jaguatirica (Leopardus pardalis).  

Gato-mourisco (Puma yagouaroundi) and Jaguatirica (Leopardus pardalis)




Herbal medicines
Andiroba, Copaíba, Muirapuama and Unha-de-gato
The stamps above show four medicinal plants native to the Amazon and also widely used by the people as herbal medicines : "Andiroba", "Copaíba", Muirapuama and "Unha-de-gato". It is a graphic design very interesting, as it brings the name of plants, written in microletters, then you need a magnifying glass to read them.

Myths and legends
Myths and legends: Manioc 
Myths and legends: Guarana
To talk about this 2 stamps, nothing better than to mention the legends that these represent. I reproduce the text of Wikipedia, because I could not remember all the details of these legends ... Guaraná Legend and Mandioca Legend
The next letter to Mik, these stamps will be on cover.


Source of all images: Correio 


segunda-feira, 3 de dezembro de 2012

Cover from Canada

Received from Canada




Thanks Monica!!!! Nice mint mini-sheet and cover. 
These are the first stamps of Canada that will compose my theme WW1 and WW2. 

Monica's Blog

domingo, 18 de novembro de 2012

LUBRAPEX 2012





Prédio histórico do Correio em São Paulo
Historical Building of the Post Office in São Paulo
21ª LUBRAPEX – A Força da Língua Portuguesa

São Paulo - SP: 10/11/12  a 18/11/12

Está acontecendo no  Prédio Histórico dos Correios, em São Paulo, a 21ª  Exposição Filatélica Luso-Brasileira - LUBRAPEX (10 a 18/11/12). 
Eu visitei e achei muito agradável. Foram expostas diversas coleções temáticas, além de grandiosas coleções clássicas,  todas com fantásticas peças filatélicas. 





21st LUBRAPEX - The Power of the Portuguese Language
São Paulo - SP  - Brazil: 10/11/12  to 18/11/12

It's happening in the Historical Building of the Post Office in São Paulo, the 21th Luso-Brazilian Philatelic Exhibition - Lubrapex (10 to 18/11/12). I visited and found it very enjoyable. Were exposed different thematic collections as well as great classic collections, all with fantastic philatelic items. 

Clássicos brasileiros Brazilian classics 
Clássicos brasileiros Brazilian classics 
Temáticas Themes 
Temáticas Themes
Temáticas Themes
Correios de Língua Portuguesa Portuguese Language Post Offices
Correios de Língua Portuguesa Portuguese Language Post Offices






domingo, 28 de outubro de 2012

FDC from Mexico

Received from Mexico



I'm sorry. With rain cancel one of them had blurred.

Thanks Monica for very nice FDCs.

domingo, 30 de setembro de 2012

quarta-feira, 5 de setembro de 2012

FDC from Germany

Received from Germany



Thank you Igor for this FDC and stamps!!

Igor's Blog

About Mittenwald Railway

The Mittenwald Railway (German: Mittenwaldbahn), popularly known as the Karwendelbahn (Karwendel railway), is a railway line in the Alps in Austria and Germany. It connects Innsbruck via Seefeld (both in Tyrol, Austria) and Mittenwald toGarmisch-Partenkirchen (both in Bavaria, Germany). The Mittenwald railway was built as an electric local railway from 1910 to 1912 by the engineers and contractors Josef Riehl and Wilhelm Carl von Doderer. The route was opened on 28 October 1912[1] and operated jointly by the Austrian Federal Railways and the Royal Bavarian State Railways. It was one of the first lines operated with high-tension single-phase AC-powered trains. Thus it had a substantial impact on the development of standards for electric railway operations in Central Europe. Together with the Ausserfern Railway (Ausserfernbahn) it connects the Austrian district of Außerfern (located west of the Fern Pass) with the Tyrol through Germany.

domingo, 26 de agosto de 2012

sábado, 11 de agosto de 2012

The Women Pioneers of Aviation in Brazil


Set of stamps issued in Brazil in 2000.


I have two mint sets available for exchange. If you are interested write me.

A little bit about their story ...

Thereza de Marzo (São Paulo, August 4, 1903 - Sao Paulo, February 9, 1986)

She was the first Brazilian woman to pilot a plane.
Thereza de Marzo performed his first solo flight on March 17, 1922. Subsequently made ​​four flights soil.
She integrated the flight that received Sacadura Cabral and Gago Coutinho, the Portuguese aviators who carried out the first air crossing of the South Atlantic


Anésia Pinheiro (Itaí, June 5, 1904 - Brasília, May 10, 1999)

She was a woman pilot contemporary of Thereza de Marzo.
In 1943, he studied in the United States, where he also graduated as a pilot and flight instructor.
Among the pioneers made ​​stand out a crossing of the Andes and a transcontinental trip by the three Americas, both in 1951.


Ada Rogato (São Paulo, December 22, 1910 - São Paulo, November 15, 1986)

The first Brazilian woman pilot to cross the Andes; done done eleven times, round trip in 1950;
The only woman aviator in the world, until 1951, covering an area of ​​51,064 km flight in solitary for the Americas, coming to Alaska, the trip took about six months;
The first woman to reach the airport in La Paz, Bolivia, the world's tallest until then (1952), with a flight of only 90 HP - unprecedented in Bolivian history of aviation;
The first pilot, man or woman to cross the Amazon jungle - the dreaded "green hell" - in a small plane, no radio, in-flight alone, with only a compass (1956);
The first aviator to come alone to Tierra del Fuego at the southern end of our continent (1960).

Source: Wikipedia

sábado, 4 de agosto de 2012

Cover from USA


Received from USA



Thanks Michelle for this cover and cool stamps.

Michelle's Blog

Cover from Russia

Received from Russia



Thanks Nastasya for this cover, the souvenir and very nice stamps. I really enjoyed them!!!

Nastasya's Blog

sábado, 21 de julho de 2012

Cover from USA

Received from USA





Thanks Courtney for this cover, very nice Christmas FDCs and  stamps!!!!

I enjoyed them.


Courtney's Blog

quinta-feira, 5 de julho de 2012

Classic Brazilian Philately

Very nice site!

Texts by Mr. Paulo Comelli one of the most important classic collectors and experts of Brazilian philately.

Enjoy it!

Comelliphilatelist.com

quinta-feira, 28 de junho de 2012


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